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October 2019

Dartmoor Boundaries (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 18 October 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Richard Horsham will give an illustrated talk on Dartmoor Boundaries – stones, walls, fences, hedges – their history and construction.

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A Guided Tour of the Axminster Carpet Factory (IA Section)

Tue. 22 October 2019 at 2:30 pm
£3 – £5

This guided tour of the Axminster Carpet Factory, Axminster will show us the manufacture of quality carpets on both Axminster and Wilton looms. The tour begins at 2.30 and should last about 1½ hours.…

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Gills, tails and sexual orgies (Entomology Section)

Sat. 26 October 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

An illustrated talk by Robin Wootton entitled "Gills, tails and sexual orgies: the fascinating Mayflies". The Ephemeroptera rarely feature in our programmes but Robin seeks to right this omission and give us an insight…

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November 2019

Crediton Buildings and 2019 AGM (Buildings Section)

Sat. 2 November 2019 at 10:00 am
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£8

A talk by local historian, John Heal, entitled "Serges, Fires, and a Map", followed by the Section AGM. In the afternoon, a choice of guided tours around two of the most significant buildings in…

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Dartmoor – A Celebration (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 November 2019 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£3 – £5

A celebratory meeting to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Branch with a talk 'Dartmoor - A celebration of its people, places and wildlife' by Andrew Cooper. Admission by ticket £3…

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Book binding (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 9 November 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

Rebecca Newman will give a talk and demonstration of book binding, restoration and conservation for the DA's Literature and Art Section. Rebecca is one of the foremost book restorers and conservators in the South…

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From Druids to Drones (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 13 November 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk From Druids to Drones: a history of Dartmoor archaeology by Andrew Thompson. From prehistoric stone rows and roundhouses to 20th-century quarries and firing ranges, Dartmoor is one of Europe's richest archaeological landscapes.…

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Shapland & Petter: craft furniture and more (IA Section)

Thu. 14 November 2019 at 11:30 am
Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square
Barnstaple, EX32 8LN
£3 – £5

Meet at the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon (N end of Long Bridge). Alison Mills, the Museum director, will talk about the history and production of Shapland and Petter (established 1850s). Best known…

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17th-century Medicine (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 November 2019 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Christopher Braund will be talking about medicine of the 17th century. He is a renowned historian and Chair of the Braund Society and President of the Devon Family History Society with family roots in…

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Between the Tides (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 November 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Doug Herdson will give a talk entitled "Between the Tides".

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Imperial Porphyry (Geology Section)

Sat. 16 November 2019 at 10:30 am
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

A lecture "Imperial Porphyry – the Archaeology of the Emperor's Stone" to be given by Prof. Val Maxfield (University of Exeter).

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Visit to Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter (History Section)

Mon. 18 November 2019 at 2:00 pm
Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Bittern Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7NL

A visit to the Devon Heritage Centre at Great Moor House, Exeter. This will include a tour and a look behind the scenes.

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